Veterans Affairs Program for Adults Near Santa Cruz & San Jose, CA

The Camp Recovery Center is proud to serve United States military veterans who are seeking treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health concerns through the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network.

What Is the Community Care Network?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Care Network (CCN) was created in 2018 to offer a direct link between the VA and providers in communities around the nation.

The VA’s development of the CCN was done to ensure that veterans have timely access to quality care that is also widely available. The creation of the CCN enables veterans to receive treatment from authorized providers within the community, as well as from VA facilities.

The CCN is organized into six regional networks. It includes thoroughly vetted treatment providers for residents of all 50 states and all U.S. territories.

Optum Public Sector Solutions Inc. serves as the third-party administrator (TPA) for three of the regions; TriWest Healthcare Alliance is the TPA for two; and Region 6, which includes American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands, has not yet been granted a designated provider.


Optum Public Sector Solutions Inc., which is most often referred to as Optum, is part of UnitedHealth Group.

Optum received a contract in 2018 from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to serve as the third-party administrator (TPA) for three regions in the VA’s Community Care Network (CCN).

Optum is the TPA for Regions 1, 2, and 3. These regions include states in the northeastern, southeastern, and central areas of the United States, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Navigating the CCN

The Camp Recovery Center is part of Acadia Healthcare, which features a Military & Family Support Services (MFS) team. This group includes a nationwide network of military liaisons who can help veterans, active-duty military members, and their family members navigate the Community Care Network (CCN) and connect them with the treatment programs that best meet their specific needs.

With liaisons located in communities throughout the United States, the MFS team is able to connect service members with trusted providers of quality behavioral healthcare services. The MFS team has considerable experience with the CCN, enabling them to offer optimal guidance to the individuals and families who are pursuing treatment.

Our Programming

The Camp Recovery Center provides focused treatment for veterans and active-duty military members who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health concerns.

These individuals or their family members can call anytime, 24/7, to complete a free and confidential assessment. Our team of admissions coordinators will guide you through a clinical and medical screening, insurance verification, and any other necessary steps to help determine if our treatment center is the right fit for you.

Clients in our military program work with a team of dedicated professionals who understand the unique needs of those who have served our country. Throughout the treatment process, you may benefit from a variety of therapeutic services, such as:

  • Seeking Safety
  • Trauma management
  • Conscious Recovery
  • Mindfulness training
  • 12-Step programming
  • Distress tolerance
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Medication management

Our primary means of treatment comes from group therapy sessions, and clients may also participate in individual therapy and family therapy. Each veteran or active-duty service member receives a personalized treatment plan that includes only the activities that are best suited to address their needs.

Experiential Therapies

The Camp Recovery Center offers a variety of outdoor-focused experiential therapies.

Refreshing Location

Nestled on 25 acres in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Camp’s grounds provide a serene location for clients to recalibrate and refresh as they focus on recovery.

Dedication to Success

For nearly 30 years, The Camp has provided cutting-edge rehabilitation. Our clinical team creates individualized treatment plans to give our clients the tools they need for a successful recovery.

It was only through the treatment programs at The Camp that I was able to find lasting recovery. I can't recommend them enough!

– Susan G.
Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Department of Health Care Services

Licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services